Yiaga Africa’s Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report – August 2021

With the continuous voter registration (CVR) still ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government area centres’, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) trained observers continued to observe the process in 151 INEC registration centres across the six geo-political zones. This report includes the findings from the observer reports for the period of...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise on 28 June 2021 with the online pre-registration process. The introduction of online registration created an opportunity for eligible voters to commence their registration process online and subsequently visit an INEC registration centre to complete their full biometric registration. The online registration...
The register of voters is at the heart of democratic elections. Consequently, the registration of voters is a major function of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In response to repeated calls by stakeholders and in order to serve Nigerians better, the Commission recently introduced some technological innovations to the voter registration exercise. These innovations...
On Saturday, 24 July 2021, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed trained and accredited roving observers to observe the process across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDA in the State. Though Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel Votes Tabulation (PVT) Methodology for the Lagos LGA elections, it deployed a robust election observation methodology...
Introduction On Tuesday 13 October 2020, the Senate President read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of three nominees as INEC National Commissioners and one Resident Electoral Commissioner. The three nominees for National Commissioner are expected to replace three out of five National Commissioners of INEC whose tenure was due to terminate...
The Edo and Ondo governorship elections in 2020 were the first state-wide elections conducted in a pandemic in Nigeria. The elections were conducted amidst intensifying concerns for public health safety with both states experiencing rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the period leading to the elections. Both elections were significant for different reasons...
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